Society As We Know It Is Breaking Down And Collapses In a Five Stage Process

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Society as we know is breaking down and collapses in a five stage process outlined here. While it can be accelerated by certain events like war, a natural disaster, pandemic, terrorist attack, or even an impending asteroid impact, history has shown that economic collapse will essentially happen in this five stage process. To survive the collapse, it is important to read and interpret the signs and understand what assets are important to the current situation so you can be prepared for the worst thereby allowing you to survive intact and with as little damage as possible.

STAGE 1. The Decay Begins

Everything is good and the economy is thriving. A high standard of living has been achieved. This is the way things should be. Goods are cheap and readily available. Everything seems to be in abundance. Stores are filled with retail items ready to be purchased. Life in general is good. The nation’s working infrastructure is solidly intact and working well. However, the idea that everyone is entitled to have what others have earned now permeates society. Redistribution of Wealth Policies are implemented and quietly woven into the fabric of society. Unchecked and under the guise of fairness and equality, these policies slowly decrease productivity and increase dependency on government entitlement and welfare programs.

Word of the day: Prepare! And do it the old fashion way, like our fore-fathers did it and succeed long before us, because what lies ahead of us will require all the help we can get. Watch this video and learn the 3 skills that ensured our ancestors survival in hard times of  famine and war.

Primary Assets:

  1. Career
  2. Home Value
  3. Savings
  4. Investments – Stocks and bonds
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Lifestyle Image
  7. Good Credit Rating for Debt Accumulation

STAGE 2. The Slippery Slope

The economy goes into a slow but steadily increasing decline. Unemployment is on the rise. Ever increasing numbers of people receive government assistance in one form or another. People are paid not to work. Government spending has increased dramatically. The price of gold, silver, and other precious metals rise to prices unheard of just a few years earlier. Inflation reaches the double digit levels.

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Primary Assets:

  1. Cash
  2. Precious Metals, Gold and Silver coins ( I strongly advice you to buy them from SQ Metals)
  3. Job Stability
  4. Elimination of debt
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Home Equity
  7. Automobile with good MPG
  8. Acquiring secluded land more than 40 miles from densely populated areas

STAGE 3. It is Going to Get Worse

The total collapse of the economy begins after a significant and prolonged decline. The government implements price controls. Shortages on essential goods become widespread. Foreclosed houses sit vacant and deteriorating by the tens of thousands. Middle class neighborhoods begin to look like slums. The government begins to print currency to pay its bills and support the tens of millions on public assistance. Inflation increases even more and unemployment exceeds 25%. Banks and businesses fail at ever increasing rates. Nobody seems to have any money. Many are now homeless. Labor unions instigate strikes, civil unrest, and large scale riots. Government services are interrupted and unreliable. Local and national infrastructure is in decay. Violent gangs begin to appear and assert themselves. The government begins confiscation of firearms from law abiding citizens. Violence is everywhere. Cities and urban areas become very dangerous places to live.

At this stage, the country seems pretty much beyond the point of no return. However, things can still be reversed even at this stage if the right person at the top really believes in the basic fundamental concepts of Freedom, Independence, Liberty, and Individual Rights and is not afraid to do what is necessary to reverse the current trend. He will be vilified and hated because of his attitude toward personal responsibility, cutting entitlements, and ending welfare programs. Of course, if the right person were in power and did what needed to be done, none of this would have happened in the first place.

Primary Assets:

  1. Gold and Silver coins
  2. Cash
  3. Job
  4. Automobile
  5. Home
  6. Short term food supplies
  7. Short term fuel stores
  8. Firearms and ammo
  9. Plans to relocate to a secluded rural hideaway
  10. Small livestock – chicken, rabbit, fish
  11. A close network of like minded people
  12. Survival knowledge and skills

Also read: The Worst 10 Things Non-Preppers Will Be Forced To Deal With When TSHTF. (#5 May Be Fatal!)

STAGE 4. The Grab for Power

The collapse can transition to this stage at any time after Stage 3. Most of the middle class have lost everything. What used to be well manicured middle class neighborhoods are filled with the carcasses of empty houses damaged and destroyed by vandals. The nation’s infrastructure has been seriously neglected and is in need of a major overhaul. The power grid becomes unreliable. Rolling blackouts are a daily occurrence. You can no longer buy or sell gold or own foreign currency. Inflation is out of control. Now the economy collapses. There is a rush for everything and the shelves go empty in a matter of hours. Society falls into chaos. The control of urban areas shifts when violent gangs takeover control of the streets and urban neighborhoods. The government issues restrictive measures in an attempt to control the economy. Everything is in short supply and heavily rationed. Food and gasoline is very expensive and there are very long lines to get them when they are available. Affordable quality health care is non-existent and your job is a distant memory. You will do without what you are unable to provide for yourself. You will discover what it is to live in a third world country.

1Primary Assets:

  1. Relocation to the rural hideaway
  2. Firearms and ammo
  3. Long term food supplies (1 year minimum)
  4. Adequate fuel stores
  5. Security plan to protect the group and assets
  6. Trained dog for security
  7. A working knowledge of survival gardening
  8. Survival knowledge and skills

Once all of the above has come to pass, the realization of the current circumstances at this moment must be all too obvious. It is too late to prepare at this point. What you did not acquire earlier, you are not going to possess now. Anything of value necessary for your survival has already been claimed. The situation gets worse… much worse.



Stage 5 is next… and it is not pretty.

STAGE 5. Freedom, Liberty, and Independence are Lost

The government implements martial law. Fighting between civilians and government forces break out nationwide. Maintaining more than a 30 day supply of food is considered hoarding food and is illegal. Severe poverty and starvation become a common sight. The government offers marginally acceptable food, water and shelter in exchange for your Freedom, Liberty, and Independence. Democracy ends and a Socialist form of government takes over under the guise of fixing society’s problems with the false promise that peace and prosperity will return better than it was just a few years ago. A Totalitarian regime assumes power and the individual freedoms and liberties once enjoyed by the people are completely eliminated.

Primary Assets:

  1. Rural Hideaway
  2. Security plan to protect the group and assets
  3. Living below the radar in a community of like minded people
  4. Firearms and the ability to use them
  5. Guard dog for security
  6. Survival knowledge and skills
  7. A working and producing garden capable of feeding 150% of the group
  8. A stable supply of clean water
  9. Vegetable seeds for long term food production and barter
  10. The will to live and survive in a harsh political climate

As you can see, priorities change as the world changes. Your most prized assets of today – your good credit, luxury automobile, and career are no longer important after the economy collapses.


It is better to prepare 10 years too early than 10 minutes too late. Many who lack vision will say that it will never happen and for those who decide to live unprepared should consider the following statement.


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by David Meyer from the Target of Opportunity


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  4. your #2 basic needs are what is being suggested in most not mainstream feeds right now but we are in #3 & #4. I like your analysis but we are close to if not already in #5

  5. Ok Laura,
    What day is that hurricane you are prepping for going to hit?
    Don’t know, but history tells you that one will?

    Maybe you should look further back in history and see what else you should be prepping for!

  6. Marie: I said folks tossed their long term dehydrated large #10 canned foods. They donated to food banks mostly, not the store bought everyday stuff like canned meats and soups, etc. that people buy when grocery shopping. Long term foods like mt. house, etc. are high in sodium and taste awful. People just can’t quit their jobs and ditch out of cities either so this is why some won’t listen or believe things are dicey. They want more precise info. and I cannot ref. them to a website to help them. Predictions were made in the past by many talk shows and websites and much did not happen.

  7. LauraM, you think y2k was a joke? Look at the police-state preparations that were made in advance of that, which are still in place (like the NYPD bunker with cameras out on the streets, to monitor the crowds).

    Don’t know of ANY cases where “stuff was thrown out after the y2k thing and much money wasted.” I had lots of food stored for y2k and when January 1 rolled around… I just ate it.

    Would you feel better if nobody had prepared for y2k and then all hell broke lose? If not, I don’t see your point.

    You want a timeline? You’ll have to ask Almighty God, seriously. What do you think we are?

  8. Jim W: Anything is possible I agree. I went out today and got cans of salmon and sardines, canned beans and other veggies and protein powder mixes. We do have hurricanes that can knock out power. I stock up on stuff you get at the grocers not this crap they call long term food storage which many tossed out after y2k because of the awful taste, instead of eating it up. Me and friends want a damn timeline so we can get rid of city property/houses and cash ’em out. I refuse to support any website/radio shows because they are not precise on what they say/are never accurate/have no timeline..

  9. You just need to move in next to the guy who has prepared everything and you just need to have more guns and ammo then he does. LOL!!!

    No seriously. Amen to that news headline! “Everyone else’s lack of making preparations doesn’t constitute an emergency for me.”

  10. Laura – If I told you it would happen tomorrow, what would you do? Go out and buy another can of tuna?
    Ask the people of Germany. It never happened there, until it did. And then it was too late.

  11. I’ve heard this since the ’80’s, books were written and speakers conferences back then, no computers or internet. Short wave radio talk shows were informing. I need a timeline as to when this will happen, friends will quit their jobs and ditch out to the country on relatives land or their land. None of these type articles are precise and detailed, y2k was a joke, and people refuse now to listed and prepare as stuff was thrown out after the y2k thing and much money wasted. Folks need a damn timeline!

    1. You want a time line Laura M. Rabbi Ben Samuel said Israel will not make it past 2017. Also, by comparing two Masonic Authors, Manly P. Hall “The Secret Destiny of America” and Paul Foster Case “The Great Seal of the United States of America”, we learn that 13 x 21 = 273. 1776 + 273 = 2049. The singularity is to be reached in 2045, 3.5 years before 2049. Mans dates. Also, (biblical generations being 120, 70 and jubilees 50 years) 120 years + 1947 equals 2067, and 50 + 2017 = 2067. There are blood moons 3.5 years before 2067 and 3.5 years before 2037 or 1967 + 70. Also, Kent Hovind tells us that Jesus comes back in 2028. There is a timeline for you. Hope that helps. The truth is this, even if Jesus does not come back soon, our country has been taken over by communist, there will be a war as described by William Guy Carr in 1958 in the introduction to his book “Pawns In The Game”, between the muslims and the christians/jews.

      1. I have read that too. It is 2020 now and covid has been made up by the CDC. Everybody has to wear masks and stay indoors. But now it is July and many people are back to work, the ones that did not lose their jobs when businesses had to close. Robert Kennedy Jr. has sued the CDC for lying 30 years because they had not tested one vaccine. Kennedy was called in as a lawyer to sue them because so many kids were being terribly hurt by those vaccines full of formaldehyde and mercury, etc. Kennedy won, but corporations like hospitals and grocery stores are still believing the CDC.

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